Smuggled via jet skis & ports $100m illegal gun trade in T&T...

There is a $100 million illegal gun trade in this country and some of the drugs and guns are being smuggled in via jet skis and possibly through 40 per cent of containers at the ports that are given a “green light” without any checks.

This was some of the startling information disclosed before the Parliament's Joint Select Committee (JSC) into the National Security Ministry yesterday, at the Parliament Building, International Waterfront Centre, Port of Spain.

Even Police Service Senior Superintendent of Armoury Leroy Brebnor seemed to be taken aback when it was revealed by Comptroller of Customs and Excise Glenn Singh that 40 per cent of containers that come into the country are not checked because the owners of these containers are deemed to be compliant.